The song, “Let It Be”, was originally recorded by The Beatles in 1970
John Lennon (1940-1980) and Paul McCartney (b.1942) of The Beatles wrote the song “Let It Be”. It served as the title track of their twelfth studio album, released in May 1970. The track itself was released as the second single in March and preceded the album, becoming a number one in fifteen countries including America, where it became their 19th US chart topper and has sold over two million copies. It peaked at No.2 in the UK.
In 1987, producers Stock Aitken Waterman recorded the song with a miriad of singers and artists in support of the Zeebrugge ferry disaster that claimed the lives of 193 passengers and crew. Known collectively as ‘Ferry Aid’, this new version featured vocals from Boy George, Kate Bush, Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits, Errol Brown, Mel and Kim, Kim Wilde, Andy Bell of Erasure, Jaki Graham, Mark King of Level 42, Ben from Curiosity Killed The Cat, and Paul McCartney himself. The track was released in March and topped the UK chart, selling over half a million copies.
But which version is the best? THE BEATLES’ original or FERRY AID’s cover?
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